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(also known as Colcoscopy)
Colposcopy or colcoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure to examine an illuminated, magnified view of the cervix and the tissues of the vagina and vulva. Many premalignant lesions and malignant lesions in these areas have discernible characteristics which can be detected thorough the examination. It is done using a c... more at Wikipedia

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Overall, 88% (629 Members) find Colposcopy helpful

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I haven't had it done yet. I am going next week.
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Wasnt fun :(
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Have had it done many times...
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I've had a few and biopy's too but after I had my son no more abnormal paps so far...
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This was a little more painful than my doctor made it out to be. Luckily, the results of my biopsy were negative!
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I have had at least 5 colposcopy biopsies and they seemed no more uncomfortable than a pap until this last one. They had to take several samples and the largest from the canal. More cramping than previous but tolerable.
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The first colposcopy went fine. I felt mild cramping during the procedure that felt exactly like period cramps. Not painful. I was surprised and nervous when I started shedding the clotting medicine - I had no idea what it was. The second colposcopy was a little worse. It took longer than expected and doc had to take more biopsies than originally planned. Had moderate pain that day.
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Wasn't painful at all just nerve racking
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Worked a few times
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I was dignosed with Hpv last year in may 2009 I eventually got a colposcopy done in november 2009. I was very scared being 21 years old and having High Risk HPV. They found cancerous cells, and they were removed. So recently on September 15th 2010 i had got a pap smear and it came back abnormal so i am waiting to have another colposcopy done! :(
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  1. Discussion: colposcopy
    Hi, beth. It's normal to worry about medical stuff but abnormal paps are very common. Many times, as you said, it turns out to be nothing. It's also v... [More]
  2. Discussion: colposcopy
    Sorry that this happened! I was also totally terrified of colposcopy, but it doesnt hurt really. The worst part of it feels like a quick stomach cra... [More]
  3. Discussion: colposcopy
    I am a young girl, who recently found out the my pap smear results came back as slightly abnormal. My doctor told me not to worry too much, but she sc... [More]
  4. Discussion: Insurance Question
    Why is a colposcopy not considered preventitive care? [More]
  5. Advice: My colon stopped working (paralytic ileus)
    have you had a colposcopy [More]